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“This place is my life,” Slipknot co-founder and percussionist Shawn Crahan, or Clown as he is known on stage, said as he announced that the band will be playing at the fair for the first time next summer.
Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.comSlipknot plays their first show in nearly eight years in Des Moines at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, August 5, 2016.(Photo: Brian Powers/The Des Moines Regi)This year’s Halloween came with a full-throttle dose of Iowa-grown brutality. The macabre metal nontet Slipknot unveiled this week “All Out Life,” the band’s first release in four years. The song comes accompanied by a video directed by Slipknot co-founder and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. Watch the video below. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discussed “All Out Life” with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, calling the band’s upcoming album “one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot’s history; it’s that good.”  More: ‘I’m obsessed, basically’: In a tour of Des Moines, fans embrace Slipknot’s historyThe song delivers a two-fold message, Taylor explained in a press statement: “Bring everyone together, but also remind everyone that the past is not something to be discarded with disdain.””People are so eager to find the Next Big Thing sometimes that they s— all over the bands and artists that have come before, thus making the past feel disposable, like a dirty thing. (Expletive) that: Why should we pay attention to your mediocre future when you can’t be bothered to celebrate an amazing past? I’d rather listen to a guaranteed hit than a forced miss. “All Out Life” is the anthem that reminds people that it’s not the date on the music — it’s the staying power.” More: Slipknot is playing the Iowa State Fair Grandstand next summerAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideRead or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/10/31/listen-slipknots-ferocious-new-song-all-out-life-iowa-band-music-halloween-shawn-clown-crahan-taylor/1837344002/
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